This is where the locals shop in Palm Springs!

From artisan goods, to cold beer--even a helping hand. You need to know about these stores an services.

Best local businesses in Palm Springs

Palm Springs is loaded with great places to pick up souvenirs, art, collectibles and unique homewares. But how do you know which are the best shops in Palm Springs, with unique, local or handmade wares? We’ve curated our picks of best shops and services in Palm Springs; this is where the locals go.

Best downtown liquor store: Palm Springs Bottle Shop (PSBS)

This is one of the few wine and beer stores in the downtown area, and certainly the nicest of them all. Palm Springs Bottle Shop has a small but carefully curated section of beer and wine but this unique downtown wine store doesn’t just stock Bud Light or generic Cupcake wines: Palm Springs Bottle Shop chooses beer and wine made by LQBTQ+, women-owned and BIPOC entrepreneurs. Located in the dazzling Mojave Flea Market, there’s so many reasons to visit—and needing a drink is just one of them!

Stop in and ask for a recommendation from the charming and friendly owners, then take a bottle of wine or mixed pack of beer back to your hotel pool to enjoy. A recent visit resulted in us choosing four never-before-tried beers, and each one was a keeper!

383 N Indian Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, Open daily 11am -5pm, inside Mojave Flea Trading or visit their website.

Palm Springs Bottle shop, psbsBest artisan shop in Palm Springs: Mojave Flea Trading Post

This charming shop is like a one-stop boutique for creative artisans. With numerous tables and displays showing off textiles, clothing, baby gear, books and art from different creators, there’s so much to see and shop at Mojave Flea Trading Post—it can be very dangerous to the wallet!

Look out for the gloriously whimsical and affordable bouquets from the family-run Hermano Flower Shop near the back.

383 N Indian Canyon Dr, Palm Springs

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Best traveler services in Palm Springs: The Palm Springs Concierge

Need help, guidance recommendations, or, let’s be honest, favors?

The Concierge is a dying art. When staying at a high end hotel, the Concierge is the person who can make recommendations about fun things to do, point you at a little-known but spectacular local bistro, or even get you in to that club that’s been lined up every night. A Concierge is the person who knows everyone, and has a reputation that proceeds them, meaning they can get things done.

While there are almost no professional Concierges left in Palm Springs proper, there is a person who can provide that Concierge service for you—no hotel bill required: The Palm Springs Concierge.

Kevin Janasak provides Private Concierge services in Palm Springs, meaning he can assist you with almost anything. He’s passionate about helping guests enjoy their visit to Palm Springs, and what started as a part time “retirement” activity in 2015 developed into an opportunity to meet wonderful guests and help them enjoy time in Palm Springs.  Reach him through his website.

Best homeware & Japanese gifts: Wabi Sabi Japan Living

This shop has recently expanded in size, but the core inventory is still the best selection of Japanese pottery and dishware, knives, textiles and sake and Japanese Whisky in the Coachella Valley. Made by artisans and craftspeople, there’s no mass produced wares here.

300 N Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, open daily 11am-5pm.

Gary wexler art, palm springsBest local artist: Gary Wexler Art

Architecture buffs will recognize the name Wexler, and artist Gary Wexler is making a name for himself in the graphic arts field. His beautiful studio and gallery is located in the Backstreet Art District, and if you happen by on a weekend you can browse his ever-changing selection of bold and colorful silkscreen art prints (printed in super-small runs, so if you see something you like, buy it!) and perhaps even watch the artist work his magic.

2682 S. Cherokee Way, Palm Springs, hours vary.

Best Palm Springs photography & printing services: The Studio.PS

If you’re a photographer needing prints, or you’ve just pulled some old slides from your Auntie’s collection and need some enlargements, the folks at The Studio.PS can help you. Archival printing, fine art printing, canvas prints, and large format photo printing are all available. You can also view curated photography for purchase too.

2612 S Cherokee Way, Palm Springs, hours vary.

Best small hotel in Palm Springs: Inn at Palm Springs

This small quaint 18-room hotel is located on Palm Canyon Drive, making it very close to all the action in Palm Springs. Very near to the prestigious Little Tuscany area, the Uptown Design District, and the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, the Inn at Palm Springs takes advantage of a stellar location. With inclusive room options to accommodate both small families or those traveling with their dogs, The Inn at Palm Springs is sure to please. The location gives you easy access to the downtown core, close proximity to the highway for a quick trip to Joshua Tree National Park, the Agua Caliente Casino and the Cabazon Outlets, the Inn at Palm Springs offers something special for all who choose to stay here.

Hotel discount: Inn at Palm Springs

Use our special promo code PSTOURS to get 10% off any room type, any night through December 2023, with no blackout dates as long as there is availability. Plus, they’ll include breakfast for up to 2 people each day (purchase additional breakfasts for other guests at cost).

Check rates and availability here.